50 Hours In A Country That Doesn't Exist On A Map (Transnistria)

Published on Oct 11, 2021
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On this trip, Eric and Thomas head to a country in Eastern Europe that doesn't exist that calls itself Transnistria.. Considered dangerous to travel to by some familiar with the region.. They decided to travel there without any itinerary and see what they find.

This idea was submitted to us by Nick Bowlby in our Creative Internship program we hosted last year! We had 6 people from the Yes Fam pitch ideas for us every week for a few months and lots of great things came out of that, including this one. So shout-out to the Yes Fam and Nick for getting us out to this strange and unique “country”.

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  • Yes Theory

    Yes Theory

    9 days ago

    You HAVE to watch this until the end.. You seriously won't believe what happens while we're in the "country". But ah it FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK! We're going to roll weekly the next few months until December then stick with videos every two weeks! Got so many crazy adventures coming your way very soon I hope you're excited. We're definitely not the first to travel and make a story about Transnistria so shout-out to all the other creator who had already been. Hope you enjoy our take on it and the crazy end of our trip. Much love and see you next week! - Thomas

    • Francesca A

      Francesca A

      Day ago

      This video was just marvelous. What lovely people - and what a great job you did with this.

    • statinskill


      2 days ago

      It's a good thing you guys decided to largely treat this "fake country" like the real thing. Because it doesn't matter whether the Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika is recognized by a bunch of governments or not, it is a country. There is nothing fake about it.

    • Palash Verma

      Palash Verma

      2 days ago

      love the videos, keep 'em coming

    • C.A. old

      C.A. old

      3 days ago

      Soviet Union Last Lands! Still Alives Todays. !

    • Asuka Himi

      Asuka Himi

      3 days ago

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  • Ivanovna


    17 minutes ago

    Awwwwwww sweet Grandma🥺 i hope she's always healthy and happy.
    Hopw you guys can visit her again )

  • Ivanovna


    18 minutes ago

    20:08 is that Billie Eillish's brother?

  • Jpik


    20 minutes ago

    Taking shots of vodka with strangers outside of a bathroom in a children's park? Nice



    22 minutes ago

    Wow the old lady almost made me cry.. these people are all generous.

  • SC's_ArtWorld


    24 minutes ago

    That old woman.....🙃🥲❤️

  • Tason Pujen

    Tason Pujen

    40 minutes ago

    I love the women in church she was so nice💜💜💜💜🤎🤎🤎🤎🖤🖤🖤🖤🤍🤍

  • Mohammad Alamin

    Mohammad Alamin

    53 minutes ago

    The things capitalism took from us

  • OperationX25


    53 minutes ago

    I cried. The connection is unreal

  • Helen Banks

    Helen Banks

    54 minutes ago

    Beautiful people. Thanks for introducing me to this lovely country. Can't wait to go.

  • Karla Jane •

    Karla Jane •

    59 minutes ago

    Absolutely love this💕 People there are so nice and i think it’s a peaceful city. I would love to go there if i have enlugh money hihi

  • artedemaca


    Hour ago

    Just discovered your channel and subscribed. This country is a gem. I shed a bit of tears, babushka's very sweet🥲.. You guys had a wonderful experience, amazing! Traveling thru you

  • John Coxtolstoy

    John Coxtolstoy

    Hour ago

    "what brand even is this?"
    *stares in Lada*

  • Sr. Branco

    Sr. Branco

    Hour ago

    i. wont. that. grandma. for. me. now.

  • Daniel M

    Daniel M

    Hour ago

    This was one of the most unique wild and heartfelt episodes you guys have ever done and y’all do a lot! Dope episode 🤞🏾

  • mikoy huio

    mikoy huio

    2 hours ago

    This is what makes a good documentary, meeting and expressing the emotions of the people, and this is exactly why I love Yes Theory.

    • mikoy huio

      mikoy huio

      Hour ago

      Bless you guys

  • Parkast


    2 hours ago

    truly one of the most emotional videos I have ever seen. I'm just a dude in his early 20's with a working class job and I'm trying to just get through college and life, and life can be confusing and stressful, hurtful even sometimes. But things like this video make me understand how small most of my problems are, and what moves me the most is just the truly giving nature of these people, who by all means have so little. Humanity is a duality; and whereas we may seem to only see negativity in the world sometimes, there are many moments when our better half as a species shines through. Thank you for allowing me and all of us to see and experience this place and its' people. I'm not a very religious person or anything, but I hope that God gives them more.

  • Night Fury

    Night Fury

    2 hours ago

    I've never known that country

  • Gary LaVere

    Gary LaVere

    2 hours ago

    There are many places like that dimwit, hidden locations secret cities.
    Hell even the maps of the world are wrong...there are hidden continents you know absolutely nothing about.
    God it must suck to be you and that clueless about the universe or even your own little green and blue marble.
    Being a backwards upside down Bizarro human must be a wretched experience.

  • AsleepAtTheKeys


    2 hours ago

    It's kind of like North Korea except nobody is supervising you and nobody cares what you're up to

  • Mark Marcial

    Mark Marcial

    2 hours ago

    I'm not crying. You are!

  • James Stephenson

    James Stephenson

    2 hours ago

    This has become my favorite YouTube video. I am in tears.

  • xAlpaca Zeu

    xAlpaca Zeu

    2 hours ago

    This country doesnt exist

  • Tokila


    2 hours ago

    I think this country looks kinda nice man. I would go there if i could, why not? Kinda sucks if one doesn't speak russian

  • Tokila


    2 hours ago

    Used to be mongolia :'D

  • Olivia Lambert

    Olivia Lambert

    2 hours ago

    Did you see Mr. Bankrupt?

  • pholthav


    2 hours ago

    Emotional clip, I like this

  • TheRagingCreeper


    3 hours ago

    Spicy bum = thank you

  • W.A.R e-sports

    W.A.R e-sports

    3 hours ago

    I wanna come there too

  • W.A.R e-sports

    W.A.R e-sports

    3 hours ago

    Bro stop calling them fake they are so wholesome

  • W.A.R e-sports

    W.A.R e-sports

    3 hours ago

    Evil Soviet be like: [so wholesome and warm]

  • W.A.R e-sports

    W.A.R e-sports

    3 hours ago

    Awwwwwe this isss soooo wholesome wowwwww

  • D Fenstermacher

    D Fenstermacher

    3 hours ago

    Bless you guys

  • Diego Alvarado

    Diego Alvarado

    3 hours ago

    Blatantly ripping off Bald and Bankrupt with the gopnick piece haha 😄

  • Mark M.

    Mark M.

    3 hours ago

    wow that intro was amazing.
    it was almost like a mic drop.
    *side note:*
    "that car" is a Lada!

  • Nation of Molossia

    Nation of Molossia

    3 hours ago

    Hey I was in this video

  • Mary O'Lee

    Mary O'Lee

    3 hours ago

    Way to go guys. That was the right thing to do and very few people would even think to do it. Big praise from me. That lady deserves it. You guys just got a loyal and faithful subscriber in me. (not that that is a big deal you've got 7million of them) Great video

  • Peter Baker

    Peter Baker

    4 hours ago

    Awesome video! This made my day to see this :))

  • Robert Scheinost

    Robert Scheinost

    4 hours ago

    You did a great thing by paying for that elderly ladies' surgery! Wonderful!

  • April Crystal

    April Crystal

    4 hours ago

    A simple country but full of love ❤️

  • Glen Jerome

    Glen Jerome

    4 hours ago

    I. Love. This. Channel.

  • Melosivitch24


    4 hours ago

    Sheriff Tiraspol 2022 UCL Champions

  • Liethonuo Kiewhuo

    Liethonuo Kiewhuo

    4 hours ago

    Thank You Yes Theory for this wonderful videos 😍💓 love watching all your videos and am big fan 🙂 love from Kohima Nagaland India 🇮🇳 stay blessed always 😍

  • Cult of the Sun

    Cult of the Sun

    5 hours ago

    The people there seem really kind.

  • Mason Christensen

    Mason Christensen

    5 hours ago

    Very touching, who would dislike this wholesomeness?

  • Kitty Zhang

    Kitty Zhang

    5 hours ago

    aww the peopel there aar e soo kind

  • Dragon Butt

    Dragon Butt

    5 hours ago

    Cried a bit at the end. God bless those people

  • Verna Austin

    Verna Austin

    5 hours ago

    I enjoyed this sharing:- so much love.Thank you.I love this new knowledge.

  • HMS_Taco


    5 hours ago

    Reminds me of what is written in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 agenda for mankind: "You will know nothing and be happy"❗️

  • da usmaa

    da usmaa

    5 hours ago

    The fact that the most unknown places have more people with good heart that those places where everyone wants to go 🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • ItchyKneeSon


    5 hours ago

    They remind me of Obaa-chans in Japan.
    To anyone planning on visiting at some point, make sure to go off the beaten path like these guys did. Get lost. Get un-lost. You won't regret it.



    6 hours ago

    This whole video made me feel good lol. That old lady was so sweet. Thank you for capturing your trip and sharing it with us :)

  • javi


    6 hours ago

    50 Hours in Israel

  • Matthew Livergood

    Matthew Livergood

    6 hours ago

    God most definitely did send you to that grandmother! You were interments of God.

  • CreateSpace


    6 hours ago

    feels like you need a sammy davis davis jr to walk around dressed like that

  • Diego Behrens

    Diego Behrens

    6 hours ago


  • Pre


    6 hours ago

    My teacher always says to "be a blessing" and you guys did exactly that

  • Apple Account s

    Apple Account s

    6 hours ago

    Way to put an entire group of watchers in tears. You did the right thing 1000%. God bless you guys.

  • meagaboy709


    6 hours ago

    this actually brought tears to my eyes

  • Bianca Belmer

    Bianca Belmer

    6 hours ago

    i love it so much 🥰

  • Alphard Jagape

    Alphard Jagape

    6 hours ago

    Not sure, but got emotional watching this. Makes me want to move there.

  • Robert Pray

    Robert Pray

    6 hours ago

    OMG! So awesome, and wonderful. Family is sometimes something that happens even without blood!

  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    6 hours ago

    these people deserve to be recognized. from what it seems they are unaffected by the evils of the modern world.

  • Griffin Ballard

    Griffin Ballard

    6 hours ago

    I was hesitant to watch this and I am so glad I did. What a journey and what a life-time experience. You made family, friends and forever memories that you will cherish and Im stoked I could view a small part of it. Made me cry some good ol' happy tears!

  • WouldYouJust _

    WouldYouJust _

    7 hours ago

    Awww Yelena made me feel so happy and sad at the same time! Bless her beautiful heart ❤❤

  • Nathan Currier

    Nathan Currier

    7 hours ago

    00:03:51 Herpes is a real STD

  • Marcelino Loeb

    Marcelino Loeb

    7 hours ago

    Since, I am a brown skin I wouldn’t go to Russia 🇷🇺. You guys have fun. 👍🏼🍺🍺🍺

  • Derek R

    Derek R

    7 hours ago

    How the richest make things work..... isn't it weird on some scales... bigger is just messier... out of context because money is being made so house keeping loses its value? "money can come and go"? yeah.... if the richest had playgrounds... this wouldnt be far off hahahah.

  • Liam Davis

    Liam Davis

    7 hours ago

    Forget about the babushka adopting a grand child.. She's now likely gonna be adopting more than 2 million of us! She's just so sweet and it's an honourable thing to give her money for eye surgery too!

  • dj virtudazo

    dj virtudazo

    7 hours ago

    i was smilling the whole time watching this..
    that grandma was the sweetest...

  • Maxine Speight

    Maxine Speight

    8 hours ago

    im not crying, yall are crying

  • EvilGNU


    8 hours ago

    Can say what you want but your new hairstyle is drippin

  • t͓̽r͓̽a͓̽n͓̽s͓̽ ͓̽d͓̽e͓̽i͓̽t͓̽y͓̽

    t͓̽r͓̽a͓̽n͓̽s͓̽ ͓̽d͓̽e͓̽i͓̽t͓̽y͓̽

    8 hours ago

    Awe the people (especially the grandma) are absolutely sweet!

  • Weather as a Weapon

    Weather as a Weapon

    8 hours ago

    I think the genuinely good kind nature of these guys & all their amazing worldly experiences over the years has seriously charged up their auras or something… because everywhere they go total strangers seem to be immediately comforted & positively effected by their company.

  • trolling


    8 hours ago

    this is so wholesome

  • Art Kitty

    Art Kitty

    8 hours ago

    I think this is my favorite video 😭

  • Donovan Bent

    Donovan Bent

    8 hours ago

    that was piss dude

  • Mircea_KingHD


    8 hours ago

    There is still hope. 😥

  • Rhondie Mangas Badcock

    Rhondie Mangas Badcock

    9 hours ago

    Rhondie Badcock
    You both love because of your attitudes. I have followed your video from Tuvalu.And Tuvalu just remind of where l come from. Small Island further up north of PNG.It call New Ireland Province. Learning alot from your video show different parts of the world. 🙏

  • tezyy Ϟ

    tezyy Ϟ

    9 hours ago

    I shed a tear tbh when yall left the grandma

  • 𝓐𝓖𝓑


    9 hours ago

    The message at the end totally hit a different kind of way. I have my own issues and problems but instead of getting a loan for a new car I’ve much needed for a few years I’m taking a loan out to get a furnace for my parents because theirs shit the bed last year and there’s no way I will let my parents go cold. Life sucks and seems like all it does is get worse but this reassures everything happens for a reason and all I’ve gotta do is trust the process

  • Litespark


    9 hours ago

    That's a really really warm welcome. This made me so happy overall, people can be so friendly 🥰
    Embrace love and peace ❤️

  • CLXT


    9 hours ago

    Say it with me: ROMÂNIA!

  • 𝓐𝓖𝓑


    9 hours ago

    Ya know… yes theory revisited would be amazing for a lot of the places you guys visit too… this makes me so humble

  • suryansh choudhury

    suryansh choudhury

    9 hours ago

    It was really touching .reminded me of my grand ma :)

  • Vladislav Surguy

    Vladislav Surguy

    9 hours ago

    That grandma finnessed you guys xD

  • 𝓐𝓖𝓑


    9 hours ago

    The lady in the chapel that offered you guys food and everything else is so sweet, special place in my heart. So admirable

  • TheHemiGuy


    9 hours ago

    This video brought me the purest of joy.

  • Adam Faith

    Adam Faith

    9 hours ago

    Amazing, thank you.

  • Avicii UK

    Avicii UK

    9 hours ago


  • Avicii UK

    Avicii UK

    9 hours ago

    This is some old worldy stuff but it's really cool that this can be done with all these unique and new buildings,

  • Vinny


    9 hours ago

    Well damn. Here I was thinking that it was going to be a scary authoritarian militaristic hell-hole like North Korea, turns out it's actually a quaint little corner of sweet Babushkas tucked in the corner of the world.
    Everyone who's learning Russian should definitely make this place one of their travel destinations.

  • Tengo mekhrishvili

    Tengo mekhrishvili

    9 hours ago

    Visit Georgia ! Right at the border of Europe and Asia with ancient history ! 🇬🇪

  • Cah Kentir

    Cah Kentir

    9 hours ago

    Yep, more you give more god give you back. 🙏

  • Luunn


    9 hours ago

    i'm crying

  • Francisco Cruz

    Francisco Cruz

    9 hours ago

    Drinking alone, pre-served, no bottle, yellow vodka, from a bathroom. I'm afraid the odds are very strong u guys drunk some pee.

  • Disciple Of Jesus

    Disciple Of Jesus

    9 hours ago

    Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38
    Praise the Lord!

  • anita cosma

    anita cosma

    10 hours ago

    Amazing thanks from Australia!!!!!!!!!

  • Ryona


    10 hours ago

    this is the sweetest thing i've ever seen